10 Best Spots for Breakfast in St Petersburg and Clearwater

From luxurious, iconic resorts such as the majestic Loews Don Cesar's Sea Porch Café, to cozy bistros like The Frog Pond and Beverly's La Croisette, to pet-friendly restaurants like Sweet Sage Café and Stella's, you'll find a plethora of delightful breakfast spots throughout the St Petersburg-Clearwater area.

Feel like dressing up a bit for breakfast? No problem, there are many chic options to choose from. Would you prefer to simply throw on a beach cover-up and wiggle your toes in the sand at a beachside stand? We've got you covered. If you prefer something a little more upbeat, yet still casual, you'll find that, too.

No matter what your mood, you'll find perfect places - and they often come with sweeping ocean views. 

You may be surprised to find that many of the small Mom and Pop restaurants along these shores have garnered many awards for their cuisine, yet it hasn't gone to their collective heads. You'll find excellent service at affordable prices and tasty food along the way.

Where you go just has to do with how you feel when you hop out of bed in the morning, so just kick back and dive in!

Clearwater Beach
Sea Guini
Photo courtesy of Sea Guini

The recently opened Opal Sands Resort is home to Sea-Guini. This sea-inspired in-house restaurant offering Italian-influenced cuisine promises tranquil Gulf of Mexico views along with a host of tantalizing breakfast options. Ample offerings...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf
Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort

Located in the award-winning Sandpearl Resort, Caretta on the Gulf is Clearwater's only AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Indoor-outdoor seating serve as the perfect backdrop for views of the Gulf, setting the stage for their delectable breakfast...  Read More

Pass-a-grille Beach
Paradise Grille
Photo courtesy of Paradise Grille

One of the beach restaurant scene's "old-timers," Paradise Grille is a favorite with locals and seasonal residents alike. Basically, it's a snack bar, literally on the beach, where dining is casual - and outdoors - but menu offers basic comfort...  Read More

Beverly's La Croisette
Photo courtesy of Beverly's La Croisette

A mainstay on St Pete Beach since 1989, Beverly's La Croisette is known for its casual, friendly atmosphere as well as its delicious breakfast and homemade croissants - which are used for their killer French toast. If you hanker for basic eggs...  Read More

North Redington Beach
Sweet Sage Cafe
Photo courtesy of Sweet Sage Cafe

Breakfast wraps, French toast specialties, a different quiche daily, endless omelets and varieties of eggs Benedict and their signature "Waffle Daffle," (a Belgian waffle with whipped cream, raspberry sauce and seasonal fruit) are just some of...  Read More


Laid-back and offbeat best describes this family-friendly restaurant dishing up American breakfast classics. Indoor or outdoor dining on a covered patio provide the perfect setting for the ample menu offerings. A variety of specialty omelets,...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Clear Sky Café
Photo courtesy of Clear Sky Café

If you're an eggs Benedict fanatic, then you've come to the right place. Clear Sky Café has been dishing up palate pleasing favorites to discerning patrons since they first opened in 2008. Topping the list are the "Bennies" (eggs Benedict) and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Stella's

Tucked into the charming waterfront town of Gulfport, Stella's is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Pets are also welcome! Restaurant-owner Barbara Banno's beloved Aunt Stella - a member of the Dominican Sisters - was the inspiration...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
The Frog Pond
Photo courtesy of The Frog Pond

Since 1982, this colorful St. Pete Beach establishment has been pleasing customers with its family-friendly, laid-back atmosphere - and truly tasty food. Famous for its six-egg omelets, delicious Belgian waffles and savory selection of eggs...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Sea Porch Cafe
Photo courtesy of Loews Don Cesar

What can be said about a restaurant set in a classy historic landmark, with indoor seating set in sophisticated surroundings - or an outdoor option tucked into a lush garden setting with sweeping sea vistas? Add to that delicious cuisine and you...  Read More


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